Which is a better choice?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AppleHater, Nov 5, 2015.

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which is better for photo editing and FCP X

Poll closed Nov 12, 2015.
  1. iMac i7 4Ghz m390 256GB SSD for $2400

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. iMac i5 3.3Ghz m395 256GB SSD for $2300

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    After spending much time I came down to two options for the latest iMac.

    Which would be a better choice? I'll use it mostly for Lightroom and FCP X. I want to use it for next 7-8 years, although nothing professional.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well the lightroom will be better with the i7 CPU and FCP X will make more use of the GPU upgrade
     
  3. Macmamamac macrumors regular

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    7 to 8 years is a long time so i would go for maxed out.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'd go with the i7 thanks to your use of Lightroom.
     
  5. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    I'm an amateur and I went for i7, m390, 256... happy Lightroom user here!
    Bought a 5TB 7200rpm external drive for RAW masters and general data.
     
  6. AppleHater thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True but i5 to i7 is about 30 some percent jump whereas m390 to m395 is like 10%. I started to wonder if that 10% will translate to a meaningful upgrade..
     

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